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World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Portugal Architecture News - Dec 01, 2022 - 13:42   1955 views

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest live-judged international architectural event, has opened yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal

Following an exciting day of live presentations, in which hundreds of shortlisted projects were presented by architectural and design practices from around the world, the first-day award winners for the 2022 World Architecture Festival have been announced. 

Amongst the first day’s award category winners are Woods Bagot, Sanjay Puri Architects, HKS, White Arkitekter, Jason Bruges Studio, Benedetti Architects and many more.

At WAF, this year's speakers include Ole Scheeren, Jean Mah of Perkins+Will, Peter Cook, Mario Cucinella, Alice Dietsch, Reinier de Graaf, Richard Francis-Jones and Ana Pinto da Silva. See the full-list of WAF speakers here

World Architecture Community is official media partner of this year's WAF. WAC readers can receive an exclusive 20% discount over entry fees and delegate passes for WAF and INSIDE by entering this promo code online: WAC2220.

See the full list of Completed and Future Project winners for Architecture at WAF Day 1:


Completed Buildings 

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Denis Goldberg House of Hope by noero architects. Image © Paris Brummer

Completed Building Civic & Community

Denis Goldberg House of Hope in South Africa by noero architects

The "Civic and Community" prize this year goes to Denis Goldberg House of Hope, a project by noero architects in South Africa. What stood out to the judges was the “simplicity of the project and the complexity of its response”. 

The judges praised the delightfully and simply executed use of existing buildings with new insertions. HomeGround / Auckland City Mission by Stevens Lawson Architects LTD was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Sara Culture Centre by White Arkitekter AB. Image © Jonas Westling

Completed Building Culture

Sara Culture Centre in Sweden by White Arkitekter AB

The "Culture" category prize went to Sara Culture Centre, a building by White Arkitekter AB, a project that “draws community together repairing and revitalising a city under threat”. 

The judges picked out its “outstanding range of innovative solutions in mass timber” which “shows the way towards a more sustainable lower carbon future”. Bundanon Art Museum + Bridge by Kerstin Thompson Architects was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Digital Phyllotaxy by Jason Bruges Studio. Image © Giraffe Pictures

Completed Building Display

Digital Phyllotaxy in South Korea by Jason Bruges Studio

The winner of this year’s "Display" category was Digital Phyllotaxy by Jason Bruges Studio. 

The judges praised the project’s technical innovation of nature embedded in the man-made elements, bringing a connection between internal and external environments, reflecting seasonal changes of the outside world into the workplace interior.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

The Flowing Garden by More Than Arch Studio. Image © Chao Zhang

Completed Building House and Villa - (Rural/Coastal)

The Flowing Garden in China by More Than Arch Studio

More Than Arch Studio picked up the award for the House and Villa (Rural / Coastal) category for its project The Flowing Garden in China. 

The judges noted the “complexity of the programme, developed throughout the recursive, repetitive courtyards”. Monolithoi by Desypri Misiaris Architecture was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

ras houses by Sanjay Puri Architects. Image © Dinesh Mehta

Completed Building Housing

ras houses in India by Sanjay Puri Architects

The winner of the ‘Housing’ category – Sponsored by GROHE – was ras houses, by Sanjay Puri Architects. It was selected on the strength of its “well considered masterplan” which “delivers very good quality worker’s housing in a simple and honest way”. Paseo Mallorca 15 by OHLAB was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Headquarters by Benedetti Architects. Image © Jim Stephenson

Completed Building New & Old

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Headquarters in United Kingdom by Benedetti Architects

This year the ‘New and Old’ prize went to British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Headquarters, a project by Benedetti Architects. The judges praised the “transformation of a significant deteriorating historic building in the heart of London”. 

The Biodome Science Museum by KANVA and the Jingdezhen Pengjia Alley Compound by Beijing AN-Design Architects + Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute + Beijing Tsingshang Architectural Design and Research Institute were highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Quay Quarter Tower by 3XN in Australia. Image © Phil Noller

Completed Building Office

Quay Quarter Tower in Australia by 3XN

The winner of this year’s ‘Office’ category was Quay Quarter Tower by 3XN, in Australia. The judges remarked on the project’s “very complex site and use of the constraints to open up opportunities, to adapt, and reuse an existing building to create a transformational urban intervention”. 

Hitra office building by Hooba Design Group was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Agrotopia in Belgium by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau. Image © Filip Dujardin

Completed Building Production, Energy & Recycling

Agrotopia in Belgium by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau

The "Production, Energy and Recycling" prize went to Agrotopia, in Belgium, by van Bergen Kolpa architects + META architectuurbureau, the judges praised the integration of complex circular systems as a prototype for efficient urban farming”. 

Palanga Goat Shelter by Erginoglu & Calislar Architects was highly commended, along with Secure Sanand by Studio SAAR LLP.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Meadowbank Schools in Australia by Woods Bagot. Image © Trevor Mein

Completed Building School

Meadowbank Schools in Australia by Woods Bagot

The overall winner for the "School" category this year was Meadowbank Schools by Woods Bagot, while Pingtan Children Library by Condition_Lab was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

SoFi Stadium in United States by HKS. Image © Nic Lehoux

Completed Building Sport

SoFi Stadium in United States by HKS

The prize for the best ‘Sport’ building went to SoFi Stadium by HKS, a project which impressed the judges for its “bold departure from conventional stadium solutions”, as well as “the totally immersive fan experience, and its rich social programming”. 

F51 by Hollaway Studio was highly commended.


Future Projects

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Leidarhofdi Community Park in Iceland by sastudio + HJARK + Landmotun. Image courtesy of sastudio+HJARK+Landmotun

Future Project Civic

Leidarhofdi Community Park in Iceland by sastudio + HJARK + Landmotun

The project to scoop this year’s best future "Civic" project was Leidarhofdi Community Park, located in Iceland, by sastudio + HJARK + Landmotun. 

The judges were particularly impressed by the project’s “playful aspect”, “amplifying the connection between the inhabitants and visitors of this site of outstanding natural beauty”. Çamlıbahçe Pazaryerine by SANALarc was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Dream Pathway in Iran by CAATStudio (Kamboozia Architecture and Design Studio). Image courtesy of CAATStudio (Kamboozia Architecture and Design Studio)

Future Project Competition Entry

Dream Pathway in Iran by CAATStudio (Kamboozia Architecture and Design Studio)

The award for best "Competition Entry" this year went to Dream Pathway: The connection between the sports recreation park to a cultural street by CAATStudio (Kamboozia Architecture and Design Studio). It stood out to the judges as a “powerfully transformative and playful urban design in Tehran”. Ostrava Skyscraper by AI – DESIGN, s.r.o. was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

North East Link in Australia by Warren and Mahoney, BKK Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Greenaway Architects and Greenshoot Consulting. Image courtesy of Warren and Mahoney, BKK Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Greenaway Architects and Greenshoot Consulting

Future Project Infrastructure

North East Link in Australia by Warren and Mahoney, BKK Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Greenaway Architects and Greenshoot Consulting

This year the award for the best future "Infrastructure" project went to North East Link by Warren and Mahoney, BKK Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Greenaway Architects and Greenshoot Consulting. 

The judges highlighted the project’s “enormous scale and ambition, underpinned by an equally impressive and appropriate community engagement and participation programme”. Delhi Noida International Airport by Nordic Office of Architecture, alongside Grimshaw, and Haptic was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Chengdu Hyperlane in China by Aedas. Image courtesy of Aedas

Future Project Leisure-Led Development

Chengdu Hyperlane in China by Aedas

The best future "Leisure-led Development" was Chengdu Hyperlane by Aedas. 

The judges were impressed by the project’s green rooftop pathway, with different activities for the community, and its “scale that creates interesting pathways”. The Cathedral by Populous was highly commended.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Downsview Framework Plan in Canada by Henning Larsen (Urban Design); KPMB Architects (Architecture); SLA Architects (Landscape); Urban Strategies (Planning). Image courtesy of Henning Larsen, KPMB Architects, SLA Architects, Urban Strategies

Future Project Masterplanning

Downsview Framework Plan in Canada by Henning Larsen (Urban Design), KPMB Architects (Architecture), SLA Architects (Landscape), Urban Strategies (Planning)

The winner within the future ‘Masterplanning’ category was Downsview Framework Plan in Canada by Design Team: Henning Larsen (Urban Design); KPMB Architects (Architecture); SLA Architects (Landscape); Urban Strategies (Planning). 

The judges reflected on the project as "an imaginative and generous framework for a future that will serve and build a new community by connecting with an existing neighbourhood". 

Site Tour Eiffel by Gustafson Porter + Bowman was highly commended, along with Ajman Cultural District by Verform & DMI.

World Architecture Festival announces Day 1 winners for 2022

Lansdowne House in United Kingdom by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image courtesy of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Future Project Office

Lansdowne House in United Kingdom  by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

The award for best future "Office" this year went to Lansdowne House by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. 

Fars [Province] Construction Bank Headquarters by Next Office, Studio of Architectural Research & Design was highly commended.


Today, WAF will announce another set of category winners from Lisbon’s FIL Exhibition Centre, bringing the grand total to 43 category prizes. 

Category winners will then compete against each other on the final day of the festival, on December 2, for the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Interior of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

Top image in the article: SoFi Stadium in United States by HKS © Nic Lehoux.

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